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won't it? tony has more on the storm heading our way. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. many many thank you for joining us this morning. >> we have a complicated set up this weekend. the fog is pretty thick. down to a quarter of a mile in some areas. 38 degrees at the airport. relative humidity is 100%. today will turn out to be a nice day with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 52. that is not bad for this time of year. we'll come back and detail the forecast for the weekend. >> good morning. we're in pretty good shape on
most of the major roadways despite the fog. is one problem on northbound 95. shutdown at riverside park way because of a tractor-trailer fire. it may be overturned. it may be awhile before they can clear completely. traffic is being diverted at 543 and then take pulaski highway. we have an accident in essex. another one as you make your way through the glen burnie area. 43.s is 95 at 5 under 4 all traffic is being diverted over to pulaski highway. look how thick the fog is at sandy point. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
>> four people are recovering from injuries following a collision on 95 in cecil county. police say this happened shortly before midnight in the southbound lanes along mile- marker 93 in perryville. a passing car struck a vehicle and then kept going. police were able to track down the suspect vehicle. the other driver was also injured but none of the injuries are considered life- threatening. a judge has set a trial date for an abortion doctor. this'll be a test of the new laws that criminalize abortions in cases where the fetus is considered a viable outside the womb. they are charged in the 2010 case of a botched abortion of a new jersey teenager that was 21 weeks pregnant.
the driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned on wednesday faces dwi charges. he is from new jersey and the craft his rig in the southbound lane of 95. the accident shut down 895 and 95 for hours. he is also charged with several other traffic offenses. >> a lot of behind closed doors, in the statehouse as delegates prepare for a case on the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. jennifer franciotti has more on the story. >> the house attached an amendment to the same-sex bill so that if passed it will not take effect until january of 2013. it gives those who want to petition the issue to referendum
more time. republican delegate wade kach made several moves to avoid answering questions about his surprise decision to support the same-sex marriage bill. according to an e-mail, baltimore county democratic delegate john olszewski now intends to vote for the same- sex marriage bill not long after saying he was still on the fence about the issue. the battle over same-sex marriage spilled into the hallways of the house building. a platoon of clergy who are opposed to the bill lobbied hard for its defeat. >> they just wanted to come up today to share with some of the delegates their stand on traditional marriage. >> further complicating this vote is the fact that bill supporter veronica turner is in the hospital for emergency surgery. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the joint ethics committee has come down hard on ulysses currie for his failure to report
his work as a paid consultant for shoppers food warehouse. the committee is recommending that he be censured, apologized for its actions, and be banned for any leadership positions. they're expected to hear from senator currie before they voted. >> jermaine lewis is being held on $50,000 bail. he was pulled over near hanover pike on thursday morning. an officer saw his 4-year-old son writing in the front seat without a seatbelt. has discovered he was driving on suspended license and he was taken into custody. police say a fire that destroyed a home in brooklyn last december was intentionally set. this is a picture of someone who is a possible suspect. was last seen wearing small
glasses with a gold chain. he was spotted back on december 8 when a fire broke out. two people were injured in that blaze including a firefighter. if you think you know who that man is, call the arson unit. >> it is hope that testimony will resume in charlottesville after a six day stall the trial of george huguely. the court is scheduled to be closed on monday and tuesday. is possible the judge may allow proceedings to continue through the weekend. melser is covering the trial. have an extended coverage section on our website. no jail time for the former bob ehrlich aide convicted in the robocall scandal. paul schurick will spend 30 days
in home contention and must complete 500 hours of community service. >> in addition to a mistake and in addition to a violation of the law was in fact a profound personal failure and i have paid and will continue to pay a price for that failure. >> judge told paul schurick he condemned the crime he committed. he is open to reducing the sentence down to probation in the future. [chanting] the stage is set for a centuries-old ceremony. >> tomorrow morning, the archbishop will be among several priests inducted into the college of cardinals. rod daniels joins us live from
the vatican with more. good morning to you. >> [speaking italian] good morning to you. i just received word that we work have an opportunity to talk with edwin o'brien who just met with the other cardinal designate some and they met in prayer. there will be in prayer later today. we will rush from the scene to talk to our cardinal designate and will bring that to you later this evening. back to you in the studio. any questions? >> i'm curious about the pilgrimage from baltimore. how many folks do estimate went
along? >> i'm having a little problem with hearing you. it is a little over modulated. we have a contingent of about 400 people from baltimore. will we will do, we'll get the interview with the cardinal designate and catch up with her baltimore contingent later in the date and we will bring to these reports at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. rod daniels reporting live from rome. >> such a lovely day there. >> we invite you to join as bright and early to what is the elevation of edwin o'brien live on wbal-tv. our coverage begins at 4:30 a.m.0
>> we do have some school delays this morning because of the fog. the fog is the thickest across the lower eastern shore counties. you can check on our website for updates and watched a ticker that goes across the bottom of the screen. fog is the big story today. it should be burning up by 8:00 a.m.;0:0000 beginam after sunrise, the fog will burn
off and beat sunshine will come through and it will turn out to be a nice day. early fog and drizzle and sunshine this afternoon -- the fog will burn off and it will be sunny. temperatures drop back into the 20's to around 30's tonight. let's talk about the weekend. we will see a low pressure developed down in the gulf of mexico and it will move off to the northeast. cold air will drift down from canada. computer models are doing to its different things. some bring it straight east and missiles to the south. -- some bring straight east and miss us to the south. it's a mix of snow and rain on sunday. as the low pressure comes up, and the cold air comes down from the north, i think there'll be a
narrow band of heavy snow somewhere in the north-central part of maryland. the precipitation may stop by the time to get towards york. there will be a narrow stripe of some heavy snow. t still early to tell-- it is still too early to tell. 50 degrees on saturday. it will be warm before the storm. 38 on sunday. a mix of snow and rain and it's a clear up on monday with a high temperature near 43. 6:15. >> good morning. the big problem this morning is the closure of northbound 95 in harford county at 543. all traffic is being forced off. there was an earlier overturned tractor trailer.
they have managed to upright the tractor-trailer and the fire is out. northbound 95 is shut down and watch for delays prior to that. westbound 100, there is an accident. not a lot in terms of delays elsewhere. 11 minutes in the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes on 95 south down to 32. closure on northbound 95 at 543. this is 83 at york road. nasa banned from the parkton region -- not so bad in the parkton region. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a federal agent is dead and another wounded in the case of workplace violence in long beach, california. one agent shot another during an
altercation, would begin. a third agent drew down on the subject and wounded him. no word on what prompted the violence. a short-lived victory for gay marriage proponents in new jersey. the bill pass but not without some heated opposition from conservatives who want to see this sent to voters as a referendum issue. chris christie and has promised to veto the bill. governor christie is defending his position to lower flags at half staff in memory of whitney houston. she will be laid to rest tomorrow. critics say lowering flags should be left to those who wander this state.
that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think it's appropriate to lower state flags to half staff to honor celebrities like whitney houston? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> the government wants car makers to put the brakes on- board technology to help reduce distracted dialing. drivers are multitasking behind the wheel. new-board technology guidelines that would disable the dash of the vehicle is in motion. only 89,000 people have asked for reviews of their foreclosures. regulators are extending the deadline to july 31. is is part of last year's
settlement that managed home loans. more changes to facebook and twitter. more l cost morvets transport their pets on certain airlines. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> starting in march, some troops may have to pay more than $4,000 to transport their pets. we're waiting to see if the dow will hit the 13,000 level. stocks soared yesterday. the dow is sitting near four- year highs. the bloomberg maryland index on the rise. stronger demand with rain showers and overpass guys.
it is boosting prices in the area including baltimore gas and electric. you wondered if fate celebrities facebook page is their own? ellis start verifying user accounts of celebrities to have those identities validated. making twitter a more powerful marketing tool to compete with facebook and google. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> bell they them -- validate them. we have some school delays to tell you about because of the fog. carol line and dorchester counters on a two-hour delays. >> the ravens are saying joe flacco is not going anywhere. keith mills will have more.
northbound 95. this is because of an overturned tractor trailer. still clearing it completely. watch for that alternate. take pulaski highway as your alternate. word of an accident on baltimore national pike. bit of a delay because the right lane is taken up by an accident. this is 95 at 543. all lanes remained closed and looking at the backup northbound 95 exiting at 543. this is baltimore national pike. not seeing any delays yet. no delays as a result of the accident on the inner loop. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the fog is the big story. richard berner off pretty quickly -- it should burn off quickly. all temperatures are above
freezing. it will turn out to be in a state with a high temperature of 52 -- it will turn out to be a nice day. here's keith mills. >> thank you. ernie gramm had is jersey race to the rafters last night. happened before maryland played boston college. he had to love this game. last night, terrell stoglin and the terrapins won. late in the first half, check this out. get the span. that caps another run. terps by 14 at the half. my 244 stoglin -- game-high 24.
maryland wins and they will play virginia on saturday. joe flacco and his agent are heading to the bargaining table with the ravens. joe flacco should be paid among the top five quarterbacks in the nfl, according to his agent. 49-24 county the playoffs. he could make as much as $70 million for five years -- 49-24 counting the playoffs. way to go, joe. he and his wife are expecting their first baby in june. spring training begins for the orioles this weekend. first workout is set for sunday.
gary carter lost his battle with brain cancer yesterday. is way too young -- that is way too young. he was inducted into the hall of wee the same year in the maeddt murray went in. >> was a nice guy -- he was a nice guy. >> 39 degrees on tv hill. >> the debate over same-sex marriage in annapolis continues. >> could mitt romney face an upset in his home state of michigan? i am kate amara in washington. >> northbound 95 in harford county, it is shutdown.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. if foggy morning but everybody is talking about possible snow this weekend. >> that will come in on sunday. we're starting out with some fog this morning. the fog is pretty thick in some spots. it will burn off after 8:00 begins . we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast through the weekend. >> the republican race for the white house has the candidates focused on michigan. >> the primary is less than two weeks. kate amara joins us live with
more on that story. good morning. >> michigan and arizona are up next in the nominating process. the primary is scheduled for february 28. >> it is exciting to see the resurgence of the auto industry here. >> less than two weeks left before the michigan primary, and this time it is rick santorum who's leading the pack. on the stump in detroit, santorum took a shot at mitt romney for his position on the bailout. >> governor romney supported the bailout of wall street and decided not to support the bailout of detroit. my feeling was that we should not support -- the government should not be involved in bailouts, period. >> polls show the former pennsylvania senator edging out mitt romney in michigan even though it's romney's home state. >> i was born and raised here. i love this state. it seems right here. trees are the right height. >> while campaigning, romney's been playing up his michigan roots, picked up a key
endorsement from the michigan governor, and continued to focus on president obama. >> i understand jobs because i've had jobs. i look at our president and frankly others who are running in this race who have never worked in the private sector. >> polls have newt gingrich in third place in michigan and arizona. but the former house speaker believes he'll benefit from the front-runners' fight. >> so now i'll become the beneficiary -- what santorum used to be the beneficiary of when romney was attacking me. and romney's caught now in a three-way fight. >> the candidates' next face- to-face is a debate in arizona next week. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> what are the pundits saying about this latest polls? >> rick santorum is just slightly ahead of michigan shows the message from mitt romney is not getting through. if mitt romney loses that primary, it will eat into his
electability argument. >> thank you. >> a key bill is set for debate in the house of delegates. jennifer franciotti joins us in the studio with more on the story. >> the trauma involved two surprise votes waysways. republican delegate wade kach who represents baltimore and carroll counties first asked the state police to block the public view of his seat in the house chamber. he then bolted through another exit to avoid answering questions about his surprise decision to support the governor's same-sex marriage bill. baltimore county democrat delegate john olszewsk did not want to answer questions either. the man accompanying him tried to block an 11 news camera for the interview. >> last time we talked, you were on the fence. have you decided? >> yeah, we will have the debate today and tomorrow. >> what's your decision? >> shortly after that encounter, the delegate sent an e-mail saying that he does intend to vote in favor of the
same-sex marriage bill. the house attached an amendment to the same-sex bill so that if passed, doesn't take effect in october, but rather in january of 2013. it gives those who want to petition the issue to referendum more time. the battle over same-sex marriage spilled into the hallways of the house building. a platoon of clergy who are opposed to the bill lobbied hard for its defeat. republicans leaders say there is bipartisan opposition to the bill and claimed democrats, not the gop, remain divided on the issue. while the vote-counters are declining to give up the numbers, those on both sides consider the outcome too close to call. bill supporter veronica turner is in the hospital for emergency surgery. jennifer franciotti reporting live. >> if you enjoy boating, may soon have to pay more for that privilege. now boaters pay $24 every two
years. that feat could go up -- that fee could go up. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. fog is pretty dense in area. plan accordingly. you may need some extra time on northbound 95 shut out in harford camp because of an overturned tractor trailer. the cleanup process continues. all traffic is being day toward on 543. inner loop just past baltimore national pike, we're dealing with an accident. westbound 100, also looking at a jam-up because of an accident.
95 at 543, all lanes remained closed. you can see the outer loop delight at security. -- you can see the outer loop delay. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> visibility may be close to zero. the relative humidity is 100% at the airport. it will turn out to be a nice day with sunshine and a high temperature near 52. on sunday, we of the possibility of a mix of rain and snow with a high temperature near 30 degrees. too early to give you details on that. we'll give you some time in just a few minutes. >> 39 degrees on tv hill. when you think u.s. seen in all,
>> a watch in man's idea of a joke backfired coliseum tens of thousands of dollars -- a washington man. vanity tag read "no tag." this goes straight to his address. this has led to hundreds of tickets. said his record at the dmv is so long that he cannot renew its license or registration. >> you would not think a naked man with a successful career as a shoplifter. that did not stop one man from trying. is was a bizarre scene as a man stripped-down in the parking lot and then walked naked into the store where he still a pair of socks by putting them on.
was the only place he could put them. police had used a taser on the man with a pair of socks on. one tackle for a pair of pants - - why not call for a pair of pants/ >> or underwear. we have a fog delays. caroline and gorgeous account counties are on two-hour delays. gunston schools opening at 10:00 begin. >> the stimulus -- did it work? >> avoid northbound 95 in harford county. >> we have some fog to start the
w. paul schurick must complete 500 hours of community service. the judge said he condemns the crime he committed but not him personally. he is open to reducing the sentence down to a probation before judgment in the future. chris christie is defending his decision to lower flags to half staff in memory of whitney houston. she will be laid to rest tomorrow. christie maintains she is part of the cultural fabric of the state. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think it's appropriate to lower state flags to half staff to honor celebrities like whitney houston?
hope. republicans said it would never work. >> our economy is getting stronger. >> america is coming back. >> this president is not going to get credit for the economy coming back. he will get blamed for taking so long. >> the money goes to washington but it never gets distributed fairly. >> he is interested in providing benefits. >> here are the facts. unemployment is falling. jobs lost -- 651,000. economic growth is down almost 7% then. two and half years straight years of growth. >> the economy keeps moving forward and it will be very tough to beat president obama. >> but there are challenges. the nation's debt is at an all-
time high. >> 12 million americans remain unemployed. president obama plans to talk about the jobs today in washington state. you can bet his opponents will be talking about it, too. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we still have a closure on northbound 95 in harford county, shut down at 543. traffic being forced out at riverside park way. you can take pulaski highway as your alternate. the accident has been cleared. avoid that if you can. looking at outer loop delays as you make your way on the west side. we're also dealing with fog. an accident on the inner loop
past 40. an accident taking up the right lane on 100. 17 minutes to get you to that west side stretch. no delays on 95 through howard county. slow on that ramp exiting at 543. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. the fog will not stick around for very long but visibility can be down to a quarter of a mile. the temperatures are above freezing. 36 at the airport. this stuff is already starting to break up. we will see more sunshine today. we expect mostly sunny skies today. we will get the sunshine to break through and in my turned a little breezy. temperatures will turn into the 50's.
mostly clear tonight and temperatures drop back into the upper 20's and low 30's. everybody is talking about the weekend. we can see low pressure developed in the gulf of mexico. there will be some cold air drifting down from the southern part of canada. some models take its due south and away from us. most of the models take it into the southern part of virginia and then off the mid-atlantic coast. that would give as a mix of snow and rain. there will be some rain mixing in. as the cold air dips in from the south, there will be a narrow band of snow in pennsylvania or maryland. it is difficult to tell where that line will date. into pennsylvania, you may not
see anything at all. we will be on the northern fringe of the precipitation. mostly sunny on saturday. we will see a mix of snow and rain on sunday with a high temperature around 38. it should clear up on monday with a high near 43. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. it is expected to be a heated debate as the same sex marriage proposal hits the floor. jennifer franciotti has more on that. >> the house attached an amendment to the same-sex bill so that if passed it will not take effect until january of 2013. it gives those who want to petition the issue to referendum more time.
republican delegate wade kach made several moves to avoid answering questions about his surprise decision to support the same-sex marriage bill. according to an e-mail, baltimore county democratic delegate john olszewski now intends to vote for the same- sex marriage bill not long after saying he was still on the fence about the issue. veronica turner went to the hospital for emergency surgery. we will see a list plays out today. >> thank you. 39 degrees on tv hill. >> check chec
>> we have some information about some delays this morning because of the fog. two hour delays at caroline county and dorchester county schools. >> northbound 95 is still closed in harford county. it was an overturned tractor trailer. means everybody is getting off at 543. expect delays on both major roadways. outer loop delays are heavier. northbound 95 is shutdown at 543. all traffic is being diverted. it is just a mess. this is security on the west
side. >> the sunrise is taking place. but an hour or two and it will be gone give it an hour or two we're watching -- we're watching on sunday. it is too early to say. >> right now you're playing it safe. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> will let tom -- will let tom do with that. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
>> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial, from president and general manager dan joerres. >> this week the storied history writes another chapter with the elevation of edwin o'brien to cardinal, one of two u.s. bishops to be selected. no one can underestimate his importance to our community. has overseen the transpiration -- the transformation of parish school. he sprung into action. his work has led to an important assignment overseas.